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Adobe InDesign CC : Editorial

  22 reviews

One Day Course

Classroom Based


Adobe InDesign is widely used by journalists, writers, editors, sub-editors, and proofreaders. This Adobe authorised course is designed for those new to InDesign who wish to concentrate on the powerful editorial and text handling features that it offers.

This is a purely editorial course which does not cover the design and page layout features of InDesign. If you wish to learn how to design layouts we would recommend that you take our two day Introduction to Adobe InDesign course instead.

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Creating a new document
    • Using the Control panel
    • Navigating around InDesign
    • Customising your Workspace

    Placing text on a page
    • Importing from Word
    • Dealing with missing fonts
    • Text flow methods
    • Selecting and editing text

    Formatting text
    • Applying Paragraph styles
    • Applying Character styles
    • Editing in the Story Editor
    • Word and character counts
    • Using the Track Changes feature
    • The Auto-Fit text command

    Columns and Notes
    • Splitting text into columns
    • Spanning headlines across columns
    • Using the Info panel
    • Viewing and adding Notes
    • Copy fitting with Notes

    Working with Layers
    • The purpose of Layers
    • Creating and arranging Layers
    • Assigning content to Layers
  • Saving time with Master Pages
    • Understanding Master Pages
    • Adding page numbers
    • Applying Master Pages

    Minding your H&Js
    • Hyphenation options
    • Balancing ragged lines
    • The Adobe Paragraph Composer

    Fixing widows and orphans
    • Break characters
    • Kerning and Tracking
    • Composition preferences

    Working with Baseline Grids
    • Viewing the Grid
    • Automatically creating text Grids
    • Setting up the Grid
    • Aligning text to the Grid

    Text frame options
    • Text insets
    • Ignoring a text wrap

    Printing and exporting
    • Printing your work
    • Exporting as a pdf file

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 20570 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20570
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.6%

  Recent Feedback

"Everyone was v friendly! And I got to explain the mag I worked for, had a PDF of it, and we worked from that so it was directly relevant to my job, rather than using a random magazine's layout "

"Absolutely perfect, artsy space, great fro concentration, no noise from the main space, bright and + lovely people! Thank you all"

"Whole day was super efficient and staff were always present and approachable. Trainer was very knowledgable, organised, always happy to help with any question and tailored the day to our specific needs."

"It was a great experience from start to finish! Lovely facilities, welcoming and helpful staff and great refreshments throughout the day. It was quite easy to follow along with the training and to ask questions as needed. I found the training very useful. There were plenty of breaks in between segments to refresh, too."

"The course covered relevant material and went at the right pace. I feel much more confident in using the software for the tasks I might need to do as an editor. The admin was very efficient in terms of booking, payment etc. The environment and refreshments were excellent."

"Practical application of the basics, I learnt a lot and linked up a lot of my previous experience. It was great to be taught things I felt unsure about. The pace of learning was great. It's a huge financial investment from a freelance perspective but I'm sure I will be glad of it in future and find everything I've learned today useful."

"Fitted a lot in to one day - was really interesting and have learnt a lot. "

"very organised"

"The whole day is a very positive experience. Great learning environment and knowledgable trainer who explained things very clearly. Super logistics too - teas, coffees, lunch etc all fabulous and staff keen to make us feel welcome. I'll be back..."

"Making the course to suit me - thank you!"

"Everything. I learned a lot, glad I came. "

"i am a complete novice so by him breaking it all down and explaining the relevancy was great!"

"Great working environment, good structure to the day, and felt like my needs for the course were tightly focused on. Would def recommend!"

"Alistair was very knowledgable and willing to adapt to things I mentioned I wanted to learn. Also the invitation to contact you after the course for any help needed is very welcome. The atmosphere and facilities were fantastic and having small group numbers really maximises the ability to learn."

"The trainer was great - expert knowledge combined with a really pleasant and approachable manner, and willing to tailor what we covered to exactly what I needed. Thank you very much!"

"Responded well and positively to all questions and tended to have more than one solution to my challenges that I brought to the table."